Great news! The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Analog Archives collection a Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions. This award will fund a contract with a preservation consultant to conduct a general preservation assessment of the collections. Below is the summary of the activities:
The Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions will provide funding for the National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology (NSIDC/WDC) to contract with a consultant (Randy Silverman, Preservation Librarian, University of Utah), who will conduct a general preservation assessment of the collections of NSIDC’s archives. These collections are located in several office spaces, some shared, within the center. NSIDC is requesting assistance to determine the overall condition of the collection and establish a plan to create a more cohesive, accessible, and well-preserved collection. The assessment will include recommendations regarding proper housing for the materials, furniture requirements, security, and environmental controls within the archives, and archives policy creation. The consultant will provide the NSIDC archivist with a written report detailing his findings, recommendations that will form the basis of future preservation implementation efforts at NSIDC.